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Affirmative Action

Ashley Alman

Asian-American Opposition To Affirmative Action May Be A Big Myth

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Conservatives may lose another talking point this week as poll results released Thursday reveal strong support by Asian-Americans in California for th...

How George W. Bush Benefited From Affirmative Action

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The current public debate and wave of articles about how colleges can do a better job of providing access to students from low-income families reminds me that for over a century, most colleges have had an affirmative action policy for rich, well-connected white kids. It is called "legacy" admissions.

Affirmative Action and the Crisis in Higher Education

Scott D. Gerber | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Scott D. Gerber

A new academic year is upon us. Students, parents, and faculty are excited. But they are also nervous. These are difficult times for higher education ...

Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

William A. Darity Jr. | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
William A. Darity Jr.

There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.

Pimping Diversity

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

We have all bought into a social construct that permits us to feel good about perpetrating a fraud. Corporations, universities, government agencies, minorities and "good white folks" alike -- we are all complicit in pimping diversity.

A Basic Flaw in the Argument Against Affirmative Action

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Think of how different the school years of all kids -- rich and poor -- would be if education were aligned with life, instead of tailored to the needs of Princeton statisticians. We might begin to make progress after decades of failed education reform,.

5th Circuit Thumbs Its Nose at U.S. Supreme Court in Racial Preferences Case

Scott D. Gerber | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Scott D. Gerber

The SCOTUS is the nation's highest court. The recent 2-to-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding the University of Texas at Austin's use of racial preferences in its admissions program indicates that the two judges in the majority have forgotten this basic tenet of American law.

Ruling Issued On University Using Race In Admissions

AP | By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 09.14.2014 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate a...

Toward a Fairer Admissions Process

William Lynch III | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
William Lynch III

New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. However, the current admissions process is shortchanging people of color, among others.

WATCH: After The Gavel: The Supreme Court, The Future And You

Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:40 - 3:40pm MDT (4:40 - 5:40pm EST). As the Supreme Court wrap up its term, a team of legal experts debates the big decisions, part...

Hire Slowly

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Take time to evaluate the need for the position whether it's a newly created position or a replacement. Align the need to the business purpose.

Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action

AP | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejects the notion that using alternative measures to affirmative action such as income or r...

The Trick to Manipulate Your Own Mind

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

One thing I've learned up to this point in life is that the mind has a memory. And it's damn smart; it "subconsciously" recognizes patterns. Once the...

Forgetting to Remember: Racial Inequality and Mythmaking on Memorial Day

Jennifer Wheeler | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Jennifer Wheeler

For 150 years, since the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in Confederate states, we have relied upon the conveniences of selective memory and mythmaking to imagine a more united, United States.

America's Racial Carnival: Where Have You Gone Jimmy? (and Malcolm Too!)

Saladin Ambar | Posted 07.20.2014 | Black Voices
Saladin Ambar

We are in a fun-house mirror period with respect to race. It has been a sobering reminder of the persistence of not only racism, but of those in power who massage its ailing limbs.

Criticizing Racists Doesn't Stop Racism

Ali Breland | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Ali Breland

America has focused on Bundy and Sterling, while the Supreme Court's ruling on Affirmative Action has faded from the public consciousness. What Sterling and Bundy said is reprehensible, however, it has little actual effect on Blacks in America.

Mother's Day Musings: What World Will My Son Inherit?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

My little boy may well live past the end of this century. How much of a planet will be left? Between climate change, pollution and all their ripple effects, will his quality of life be irretrievably damaged by decisions that were made before he was even born?

A Certain Path to Diversity (With or Without Affirmative Action)

Joshua Wyner | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Joshua Wyner

If selective colleges train their eye on students transferring from community colleges, rather than solely on high school seniors, they're sure to build a student body that's both racially and socioeconomically diverse.

Conservative Spin Distorts Supreme Court's Recent Affirmative Action Decision

William Want | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
William Want

Affirmative action seemed destined to fare poorly before the Supreme Court in Schuette, but let's fairly inform the public on this important matter.

The Delusional Freedom Fighter

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

This kind of total reboot doesn't come from turning jerseys inside out, nor from a massive boycott. The question is what does the change come from? How do we get there? Unlike with a computer, we can't just wipe the system clean and start over.

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Remind Schools That Supreme Court Didn't Completely Kill Affirmative Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials sent a letter Tuesday to colleges as well as elementary, middle and high schools advising them that despite the Suprem...

The Black Man in the White House: Racism Is Alive and Well in America

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While many say racism is over and point to the fact that America has its first black president, Barack Obama's election actually ignited racial tension in the country, rather than ending it.

The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and 'The 99 Percent'

Michael Goldstein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Goldstein

The April 22 Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's affirmative-action ban starkly demonstrates the limits of what political leadership by the representatives of "The 1 Percent" can achieve in the realms of racial justice and the healing of the racial divide.

The Roberts Court Gave Affirmative Action Its Last Rites, It's Up to Us to Revive It

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.

Liberty and equality don't just happen: They must be valued and protected by law.

Yay! Racism Is Over!

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.29.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

With Tuesday's decision by the NBA to ban prune-faced bigot Donald Sterling from the NBA and to fine him a whopping $2.5 million--his net worth runs around $2 billion, so that fine's going to hit him where he lives: right in his beer money--we have seen the end of racial discrimination in our time.